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Crassula helmsii

Flowering crassula

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Crassula helmsii (Flowering crassula). Species of perennial aquatic herb. The stems are simple or branched, erect. The leaves are pointed. The flowers are solitary, stalked and the petals are white-pink.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Succulent

Other common names

Tailor's patch

Origin

Africa, Madagascar and Asia

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They will prefer full sun while others like partial shade. Grow them in very well drained soil with a little water in the winter. Most are easy to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, vine weevils and aphids may be problematic.

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